Emmy Awards TV Ratings Fall to All-Time Low (US)

NBC’s broadcast of the 70th awards falls short of the previous year and records its smallest audience ever.

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Published on September 18, 2018 at 11:53 am by boredop

Jordan Bonaparte’s ‘Nighttime’ Podcast to Air on Corus Stations

The Nighttime podcast is an award-winning audio documentary series covering unique stories from across Canada; hosted, written and produced by its creator Jordan Bonaparte. Topics range from true crime and mysteries to the paranormal or the just plain weird.

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Published on at 11:20 am by Ron Robinson

You Need Courage To Coach, by Paul Kaye

My mind instantly started acting like one of those old fashioned rolodexes, quickly flicking through all the possibilities. Mentally I was scrolling at pace through the endless mistakes and failings we all make when starting out. I am sure I am not close to mastering many of them, even now. Then my mind came stretching to a halt. I had my answer… courage

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Published on September 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm by Voice Over

Eric Carmen has today’s almost forgotten track

All those who know me also know that I’m a major fan of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, and, by extension, of many tracks that, in their style and production, borrow from that great harmony band…among the soundalikes that caught my attention was former Raspberry Eric Carmen who, with this song, did an almost letter perfect Beach Boys arrangement…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 18th

Robert Blake, Jason Sudeikis, Jack Warden, Jada Pinkett Smith, Fred Willard, Frankie Avalon, James Marsden and June Foray all were born on this date.
‘Roving Mike’ began its 50 year run on CKNW, Victoria’s CKDA moved up the dial to 1220 and doubled its power to 10,000 watts…
CBS radio came into being with an initial 16 stations,…
‘Toast of the Town’ on CBS-TV became ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’…
and ‘Wagon Train’ began its 8 year run on NBC-TV.
Ken Burns opened his 18.5 hour documentary ‘Baseball’ on PBS…
‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘Get Smart’ debuted the same evening on NBC-TV…
and the sitcom based on a rock radio station, ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ had its premiere on CBS-TV.
Details and ALL the Sept. 18th milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Rory McGouran of Winnipeg the New Voice of Humboldt Broncos

McGouran will be taking over for the late Tyler Bieber, who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan.

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Published on at 11:34 am by Radio Man

Zak Burns Gone from KIRO News/Talk

BURNS rejoined KIRO in SEPTEMBER 2016 to co-host nights, first with JASON RANTZ and later with GEE SCOTT.

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Published on at 11:09 am by clockwatcher

San Francisco Tech Billionaire Buys TIME Newsweekly

The co-founder of Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, and his wife are personally buying Time for US$190m.

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Published on at 7:57 am by boredop

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 17th

It’s the date of birth for John Ritter, Kyle Chandler, Jerry Colonna, Hank Williams, Bill Black and Anne Bancroft…
ABC debuted the TV series ‘Home Improvement’, ‘Spin City’, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Battestar Gallactica’;
CBS premieres on Sept. 17th included ‘M*A*S*H’, ‘Bewitched’, ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ and ‘The Smothers Brothers Show’;
while NBC-TV showcased the first episodes of ‘MacMillan & Wife’, ‘The Perry Como Show’ (pictured), and ‘Car 54 Where Are You’…
..and on CBS David Letterman hosted the first late-night TV talk show since the 9/11 terrorist attacks 6 days earlier.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 17th will be found INSIDE.

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Published on September 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Paul McCartney Earns First No. 1 Album in 36 Years

‘Egypt Station’ also gives the ex-Beatle his first debut at No. 1 and first chart-topper since ‘Tug of War’ in 1982.

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Published on at 4:11 pm by mikedup